Remember When

Remember When – May 28, 2022

A look back at what happened in Shakopee history. You may also find this column in the Shakopee Valley News.

125 Years Ago: From the June 3, 1897 Scott County Argus

John P. Ring’s handsome residence property has been improved by the laying of cement walks. The work was done by his brother J. R. Ring, who became acquainted with “the tricks in the trade” while in St. Louis last year.

100 Years Ago: From the June 1, 1922 Shakopee Tribune

Lawn and Hedge on Mill Property Very Beautiful

            Shane Bros. and Wilson Co., or rather the local manager of Shane Bros. and Wilson’s Milling Co., is to be commended for the beauty and attractiveness of the grounds in connection with the mill. The hedge is most beautiful and the lawn and shrubbery are unsurpassed by any in the city.

The work of beautifying the mill property was begun four years ago, when the hedges and shrubbery were planted. Since that time, each year has added to it beauty until now it has reached the stage of lovliness.

75 Years Ago: From the May 29, 1947 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Child, 20 Months Old, Leaves on 1,400-Mile Flight

Ricky, 20-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Luis left Wold Chamberlain airport at Minneapolis Wednesday morning aboard a Northwest Airlines plane on a 1,400 mile flight to the house of his maternal grandmother … at …, MA…

50 Years Ago: From the May 31, 1972 Shakopee Valley News

Planning Commission Balks at Extension of Tenth

At its regular meeting Thursday evening, May 25, the Shakopee Planning Commission referred its original study of Tenth Avenue back to the Common Council, thus reaffirming the Commissioners’ position that Tenth Avenue should not be extended as a State Aid street intersecting with either County Road 16 or County Road 83.

“It’s time we took a stand on this,” Chairman Gene Foudray said. He stressed that the Planning Commission is “not going to let the Common Council dictate to us how we’re going to plan the City of Shakopee.” The matter of the extension of Tenth Avenue has been before the Commission several times during the last two months.

The Commission, according to City Administrator Morris J. Anderson, feels that such an extension of Tenth Avenue as a State Aid street would be “impractical with regard to economics and design.” The study which the Common Council referred back to the Commission recommended that as a State Aid street Tenth Avenue stop at County Road 17, and continue eastward as a residential-collector street through Scenic Heights and the J. E. J. addition.

25 Years Ago: From the May 29, 1997 Shakopee Valley News

Cub Foods, Norwest to be part of Marschall Rd. retail center

The Shakopee City Council on June 20 approved a preliminary plat for a retail development center that will include a Cub Foods store as the anchor.

Scott L. Ericson of Shakopee Associates in Edina said the 170,000-square-foot retail center, located on Marschall Road and Vierling Drive, will include a 70,000-square-foot, multitenant retail strip shop and six free standing stores including a SuperAmerica, Norwest Bank and a Wendy’s restaurant.

Ericson said retailers are being solicited for the retail center.

Construction for the 2.5-acre retail center is expected to begin in July with an anticipated April 1998 opening.

The council approved the preliminary plat on a 4-0 vote with Councilor Jane DuBois abstaining.

By Wes Reinke

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